How to know exactly which iPad model you own

How to know exactly which iPad model you own

It’s been more than a decade since the iPad first hit the market, and Apple has since released over two dozen different models and “generations”. This means that if it’s been a while since you bought your iPad, it’s easy to forget which version you have.

Understanding exactly which iPad model you own lets you know how much storage you should have, what accessories to buy, and how old your device is. It’s also useful if you need Apple troubleshooting help.

Fortunately, finding out which generation of iPad you have isn’t hard. Here’s how to find your iPad model number and use it to check the device version.

How to find the iPad generation and model you own

Each iPad has a model number that indicates exactly what type of iPad it is, when it was made, and more. To quickly see which iPad you own, find this model number, then search for it online or see the list at the end of this article.

You can find the model number in two ways.

Find the model number in the Settings app

If you can turn on and use your iPad, this is the fastest way to find the model number.

1. Open the Settings app on your device and tap “General”.

2. In the next menu, tap “Info” at the top of the list.

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3. Look for the two tabs that say “Model Name” and “Model Number”. Tap Model Number to view a short code starting with the letter “A”.

The Model Name line will tell you the name of your iPad and probably its screen size, but multiple generations of iPads can share this name. The model number starting with an A, however, is unique to your specific iPad model.

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Find the model number on the back of your iPad

If your iPad won’t turn on, you can still get the model number.

Turn your iPad over and look at the back. Under the iPad logo, next to the word “Model”, you will see a capital letter A followed by some numbers.

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This is the model number and with it you can search for your specific iPad generation online, or you can just refer to our list below.

Every generation and model of iPad ever released

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Each generation of iPad has a unique model number. Take your model number and find it in the tables here to see which version you have. You can also press Ctrl + F or Command + F and type the model number to find it instantly in tables.

These tables are separated by iPad type, of which there are four: iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

Every generation of iPad

iPad model

Release year

Internet functionality

Model number (s)

iPad

2010

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + 3G

A1219 for Wi-Fi, A1337 for Wi-Fi + 3G

iPad 2 (2nd generation)

2011

Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA

A1395 for Wi-Fi, A1396 for GSM, A1397 for CDMA

iPad (3rd generation)

Early 2012

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1416 for Wi-Fi, A1430 or A1403 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad (4th generation)

Late 2012

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1458 for Wi-Fi, A1459 or A1460 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad (5th generation)

2017

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1822 for Wi-Fi, A1823 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad (6th generation)

2018

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1893 for Wi-Fi, A1954 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad (7th generation)

2019

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2197 for Wi-Fi, A2200 or A2198 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad (8th generation)

2020

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2270 for Wi-Fi; A2428, A2429 or A2430 for Wi-Fi + cellular

Every generation of iPad mini

iPad model

Release year

Internet functionality

Model number (s)

Ipad mini

2012

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1432 for Wi-Fi, A1454 or A1455 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad mini 2 (2nd generation)

Late 2013 and early 2014

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular, Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE)

A1489 for Wi-Fi, A1490 for Wi-Fi + cellular, A1491 for Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE)

iPad mini 3 (3rd generation)

Late 2014

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1599 for Wi-Fi, A1600 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad mini 4 (4th generation)

2015

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1538 for Wi-Fi, A1550 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad mini (5th generation)

2019

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2133 for Wi-Fi; A2124, A2125 or A2126 for Wi-Fi + cellular

Every generation of iPad Air

iPad model

Release year

Internet functionality

Model number (s)

iPad Air

Late 2013 and early 2014

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular, Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE)

A1474 for Wi-Fi, A1475 for Wi-Fi + cellular, A1476 for Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE)

iPad Air 2 (2nd generation)

Late 2014

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1566 for Wi-Fi, A1567 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Air (3rd generation)

2019

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2152 for Wi-Fi; A2123, A2153 or A2154 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Air (4th generation)

2020

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2316 for Wi-Fi; A2324, A2325 or A2072 for Wi-Fi + cellular

Every generation of iPad Pro

iPad model

Release year

Internet functionality

Model number (s)

iPad Pro [12,9 pollici]

2015

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1584 for Wi-Fi, A1652 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [9.7 pollici]

2016

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1673 for Wi-Fi, A1674 or A1675 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [10,5 pollici]

2017

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1701 for Wi-Fi, A1709 or A1852 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [12,9 pollici] (2nd generation)

2017

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1670 for Wi-Fi, A1671 or A1821 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [11 pollici]

2018

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1980 for Wi-Fi; A2013, A1934 or A1979 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [12,9 pollici] (3rd generation)

2018

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A1876 for Wi-Fi; A2014, A1895 or A1983 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [11 pollici] (2nd generation)

2020

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2228 for Wi-Fi; A2068, A2230 or A2231 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [12,9 pollici] (4th generation)

2020

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular

A2229 for Wi-Fi; A2069, A2232 or A2233 for Wi-Fi + cellular

iPad Pro [11 pollici] (3rd generation)

2021

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular, Wi-Fi + cellular with mmWave 5G

A2377 for Wi-Fi; A2459 or A2460 for Wi-Fi + Cellular; A2301 for Wi-Fi + cellular with mmWave 5G

iPad Pro [12,9 pollici] (5th generation)

2021

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + cellular, Wi-Fi + cellular with mmWave 5G

A2378 for Wi-Fi; A2461 or A2462 for Wi-Fi + Cellular; A2379 for Wi-Fi + cellular with mmWave 5G

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